In this discussion of the paper on quality control of compacted earthworks, Abdun-nur suggests a more precise use of laboratory and field values of optimum moisture and maximum density. He points out that quality control is usually conducted by the producer rather than by other personnel, and considers the problem of engineers who are performing such a function. The question of ambiguity in the meaning of quality control is discussed; a suggestion is advanced that the term "product control" might be more applicable. The authors have used the terms "median" and "average" and the writer suggests clarification is necessary as they are differentiated in statistical meaning. Finally, he suggests that samples must be in accordance with some probability plan. Shook discusses the use of statistical acceptance procedures on the AASHTO Road Test.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Discussers:
    • Abdun-Nur, E A
    • Shook, J F
  • Publication Date: 1966-7

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  • Accession Number: 00095895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Discussion
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM